Eastern Michigan University

Alumni Awards

Eastern Michigan University alumni make amazing things happen. Their accomplishments benefit both society and campus. Their careers showcase innovative talent, dedication, passion and desire to affect change.

Nominations are now closed for the 2019 Alumni Awards.

Criteria and Eligibility

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58th Annual Alumni Awards
Saturday, May 18, 2019
EMU Student Center Ballroom


Outstanding Young Alumni Award Recipient

Jawan M. Jackson (BS11)  • Professional actor, singer, radio personality and voiceover artist

Terry Kayser (BS12, MS14) • Leader, Engineering Capital Close-Out, NiSource Inc.

Alumni Achievement Award Recipients

Scott Frush (BBA94)  • Senior Vice President & Private Wealth Investment Manager, Citizens Bank

Amalie Nash (BS98, MS03)  • Executive Editor-Local News, USA TODAY Network

Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

Maj. Gen. William A. Henderson (BS64)  • Retired, Professional Corporate Pilot, chief pilot, and director of Flight Operations, General Motors

Dr. Marisa A. Colston (BS88, MS90)  • Professor, Graduate Athletic Training, Health & Human Performance 

John W. Porter Distinguished Service Award

Glenna Frank Miller (BS88, MS90)  • Retired from EMU after more than 40 years of service in various capacities

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Past Alumni Awards Honorees and Programs 

View 56th Annual Alumni Awards

View 55th Annual Alumni Awards